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Monet - large vintage silver tone metal leaf brooch

Monet - large vintage silver tone metal leaf brooch

Regular price $20.00 USD
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Here we have a lovely vintage large leaf in silver tone. It is made by Monet and dates to approximately 1960s.

I recently acquired it and was going to use it for a “project” but it was not to be, so here it is….available for you! It is a stunning brooch and really catches the eye. It is 3.25 inches by 1.75 inches and is stamped with Monet on the back. It would look great on a coat or even a hat.

A Brief History of Monet Jewelry: Michael and Jay Chernow were brothers who first named the company Monocraft Products Company. Their first items included handbags with monograms and gold-plated appliqués. With the onset of the Great Depression, a new marketing strategy and product line was born: Monet Jewelry. In 1929 the brand targeted its efforts on crafting custom-designed women’s jewelry. The goal? To target jewelry consumers seeking affordable, high-end looking pieces. Items in the catalog included necklaces, brooches, bracelets, and earrings. However, it wasn’t until 1937 when Monet started marketing their designs. Their stand out products were earrings and clip-on earrings for women without pierced ears. Still, how does a small jewelry company become a household name? Their claim-to-fame was being the first brand to manufacture pieces with their trademark.

Monet pioneered the way for brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci. It’s now standard for brands to slap their logo all over their products. But in the 20's and 30's? That was a daring concept. The good news for Monet Jewelry is that it paid off.

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